Javier Saade hosts lightning round talks with amazing people at the top of their games. Meet impactful leaders, thinkers and doers from all walks of life that push humankind forward. Gain valuable perspective on what makes them tick and use these insights in everyday in your life and work. Longer talks @ Top of the Game (in) Overtime.
032 Yemi Lalude| emerging markets promise
This episode is a master class in emerging markets investing, capital allocation and developing economies by one of the best in the game. He was very early investing capital in two consequential geographies, China in the early 2000’s and Africa a few years later. He is now Partner & Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at TPG, a leading global investment firm managing $212 billion in assets. He leads investment activities for the firm in Africa and a leader on emerging market investment activities in the technology sector for TPG’s Rise Fund.
031 Diankha Linear| community power loops
Diankha Linear is one of the few women in America, let alone African American Women, to both lead a VC-backed company and raise tens of millions of growth capital for it. But what led her here started at Seattle community center followed by an incredible career which includes 16 years of United States Army service, part of it, as a Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps - Captain (Airborne). She currently serves as President & CEO at Community.com, preceded by being the company’s COO after a long career in the law.
030 Manny Medina| anchoring miami's ecosystem
Manuel D. Medina (Manny) is a remarkable human being - from an idyllic early childhood in Cuba to seeking asylum in the USA to an amazing success, and uniquely American story. He is a highly successful entrepreneur and investor with many decades of leadership experience. He’s founded, led and taken two companies public, Terremark and Cyxtera, both since sold. He is also the founder of eMerge Americas, the premier economic and innovation ecosystem event in Miami.
029 Tom Monahan| listening is leadership
Thomas Monahan was announced as the new CEO of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII), and previously served as CEO and President of DeVry University CEO of Corporate Executive Board (NYSE: CEB), now Gartner, which acquired CEB for $2.6 billion. His professional journey started with roles in his family’s business, a carnival - yes, a carnival.
028 Faye Chen| tenacity into excellence
Faye owns and runs the best bar and restaurant in the United States, Double Chicken Please, located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. But the improbable and head spinning story that culminated in what is now one of the hottest places to eat and drink in America is truly the stuff of legend. Faye got into the business as a teenager, first serving drinks in a pub in Taipei, followed by a rockstar flair bartender stint, eventually becoming one of the most inventive cocktail makers in Shanghai and now in America’s largest city.
027 Oscar Muñoz| uniting via turnaround
Oscar is the former Executive Chairman & CEO of United Airlines Holdings. He led the airline’s stunning turnaround which is remarkable on its own, but what makes his story so singular is that 37 days after taking the helm at the company he suffered a massive heart attack that eventually led to a heart transplant. Perseverance, grit, dedication, motivation, and humanity are some words that describe this incredible leader.
I’ve learned so much from this podcast! I appreciate that everyone on the podcast is truly at the the Top of Their Game! And that Javier wastes no time in getting guests to tell the audience how they’ve gotten to the top!
A Dose of Inspiration
Exceptional podcast that consistently delivers insightful conversations with top industry leaders. Saade's engaging interviewing style and deep understanding of business dynamics make each episode a valuable learning experience. Highly recommended! I think of it has my 20 minute dose of inspiration.
Carefully curated speakers with excellent insights. Javier is highly engaging, knowledgeable and makes his guests feel right at home. I look forward to every new episode.